Bread of Life

By Terry Clark

Our country just completed the celebration of another Thanksgiving holiday. According to Wikipedia, the celebration began historically as a “day of giving thanks for the blessings of the harvest and of the preceding year”.

While most of us today are not directly involved in harvesting, we are able to partake as a result of the efforts from others who grow and produce food. Mathew 6:25-34 tells us not to worry about what we will eat or drink, because our Heavenly Father knows what we need. By seeking first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, we can find comfort and be thankful for all the things our Father provides on a daily basis.

We can also be thankful that God provides for us beyond our daily needs. John 6:48-51 states, “I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.” One who partakes of the bread of life will never hunger (John 6:35). Those who hunger and thirst for righteousness will be filled (Matthew 5:6).

As we give thanks this holiday season for the many blessings God provides to His children, we can be eternally grateful for the bread of life. Christians belonging to the one and only body (Ephesians 4:4-6) are partakers together of the bread of life (I Corinthians 10:17).

There may be some who are not part of the body of Christ, not partakers of the bread of life, and not filled spiritually. Our prayer is that those outside of Christ will seek the bread of life, confess Jesus is the son of God and be baptized for the remission of sins.

The shepherds love and care for you; we give thanks for the body of Christ at Karns.